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Brand Names: Aktob, Tobralcon, Tobrasol, Tobrex

Generic Name: tobramycin ophthalmic (Pronunciation: TOE bra MYE sin off THAL mik)

What is tobramycin ophthalmic (Aktob, Tobralcon, Tobrasol, Tobrex)?

Tobramycin ophthalmic is an antibiotic.

Tobramycin ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Tobramycin ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Tobramycin 0.3% Ophth-FAL

What are the possible side effects of tobramycin ophthalmic (Aktob, Tobralcon, Tobrasol, Tobrex)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some eye burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about tobramycin ophthalmic (Aktob, Tobralcon, Tobrasol, Tobrex)?

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down the tear ducts.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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